Today, HP announced their new affordable, durable and fully functional learning PC – the ProBook x360 11 Education Edition, powered by Windows 10.
As technology usage in the classroom increases, HP has approached the design and creation of this device with students and teachers in mind. In addition to great built-in features like a touchscreen that enables Windows Ink, this PC also comes with student-friendly features, including an optional active pen to make math, art, note-taking in OneNote or highlighting in Microsoft Edge easier than ever.
For teachers, great features are built into Windows 10 such as the “Take a Test” app, which includes simple yet secure features for modern test-taking. The app creates a browser-based, locked-down environment for more secure, online assessments, for tests that shouldn’t have copy/paste privileges, access to files or other distractions. It also includes the “Set up School PCs” app, so a teacher can set up devices in three easy steps, even with no dedicated IT support.
For students, this device has an optional “explorer mode” dual camera system which uses a 1080p HD camera embedded on the keyboard deck to let students take video in tablet mode while viewing what they’re recording in real-time. This “explorer mode” makes project-based learning and content creation simple and fun.
The device switches easily between four modes, and since students are constantly moving around with their computers, the ProBook x360 11 Education Edition is encased in hard, industrial rubber and its screens feature optional damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. HP engineers put the computer through its rigorous HP Total Test Process, which involved dropping hundreds of computers from an elevation of 29.5 inches (about the same height as an average school desk). Together with Windows 10, this device is an awesome option for students and teachers.
The HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition will be available worldwide on Dec. 16. Head over to HP’s blog post to learn more!